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Lual, Lippman Lead WSC Cross Country At Briar Cliff Invite

Posted: 08 October, 2012

MCCOOK LAKE, S.D. - Garang Lual ran a personal-best time of 25:59 over 8,000 meters while finishing 14th place out of 174 runners to lead the Wayne State College men’s cross country team to a 10th place finish Saturday at the Briar Cliff Invitational held at the Adams Nature Preserve in McCook Lake, South Dakota.

            The University of Sioux Falls captured the team title with 27 points followed by Morningside in second place at 61 points out of 14 teams competing.  Concordia-Seward was third with 65 points with Wayne State’s team point total at 311.
            Lual, a junior from Omaha Westside, was the top WSC runner followed by Greg Tracy in 51st place with a time of 26:59.  Other WSC finishers include Misael Azpeitia in 130th place at 29:05, Nathan Boggess was 144th in 29:59 and Jared Meister finished with a time of 32:56 for 165th place.

Pierce junior Skyler Lippman was the top Wayne State runner Saturday at the Briar Cliff Cross Country Invitational .  As a team, the Wildcats placed 13th with a team score of 354 points.
            Nebraska-Omaha captured the women’s team title with 40 points followed by Dordt College in second at 68 points and Doane College third in the 14-team meet with 108 points.
            Lippman’s time on the 5,000 meter course was 19:56, good for 59th place from a field of 162 runners.  The next WSC finisher was freshman Molly Kingsley in 86th place at 20:33.  Makael Lanum was 113th at 21:16 and Laura Camacho was close behind at 119th place with a time of 21:30.  Other WSC runners included Holli Erickson (129th – 21:48), Natasha Jensen (131st – 21:52) and Amber Hurlbert (153rd – 23:22).

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